Garbage/Recycling/Yard Waste

GFL Environmental East Corporation Responsibilities

GFL Environmental East Corporation is responsible for residential trash, recycling and yard waste pick up. The customer service hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. All service calls are to be directed to GFL enters at the following numbers 1-586-772-8900.
2020 Waste Disposal Guide
Trash Collection Schedule

Garbage Cart/Recycling Cart Order Form

Collection Rules

Rules and tips for proper collection: 

Rubbish should not be placed out for collection in residential areas before 6:00 p.m. on the day before scheduled pickup and no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of your scheduled pickup. 
The maximum container size is 32 gallon with a 60 pound limit. Bags should not weigh more than 40 pounds. (The same applies to yard waste containers and bags.).

GFL will supply a 64 gallon recycling container at no charge to residents who request one. Call them directly at 1-586-772-8900. The City will also sell 64 and 96 gallon trash containers to residents who need a larger container for rubbish. Use of the larger containers for recycling or waste collection is voluntary. Residents may continue to use the 18 gallon blue recycling containers or a 32 gallon waste can. The choice is yours. Residents who choose to use the 64 gallon recycling carts may keep their 18 gallon bin or place it in their 64 gallon cart for recycling pickup by GFL Environmental East Corporation. If you want a larger trash/recycling container, you can order and pay for them at City Hall, 27600 Jefferson Circle Dr. (just south of 11 Mile Rd.). City Hall is open Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Large household furnishings or appliances will be collected at curbside. Any appliance that contains Freon gas such as refrigerators and freezers (for safety remove all doors) and air conditioners may be set out at the curb on your scheduled day. GFL is responsible to have the freon removed by a licensed technician at no cost to the resident. Residents may also place washers, dryers, water heaters, stoves, furnaces, microwaves, garbage disposals, trash compactors, heat pumps, water softeners and other large and small appliances curbside.

If you need to get rid of any items not listed above and you do not know how to put it out or if you encounter problems with pick-up, call GFL 1-586-772-8900. If the issue is still unresolved, call the City Manager's Office at 586-447-3311.

Yard Waste

Yard waste can be placed at the curb for collection only between April 1st and the second Friday in December.

Observed Holidays

During a holiday, pick up for that day and the following days that week will be delayed one day, unless the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the following week is REGULAR pick up. Please check monthly calendar to verify pickup.

  • New Year's (January)
  • Memorial Day (May)
  • Independence Day (July)
  • Labor Day (September)
  • Thanksgiving (November)
  • Christmas (December)

Additional Information

Motor oil and cooking oil can be dropped off anytime at the DPW complex at 19700 Pleasant. Please put containers on the cart under the sign in the front of the building.